It’s not the duty of soldiers to carry bag of legal practitioners to court – Prof. Gyampo

Professor Yaw Ransford Gyampo
Professor Yaw Ransford Gyampo

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana’s Political Science Department Professor Ransford Gyampo has described a Ghanaian soldier who carried a bag of Lawyer Frank Davies, the legal team member of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as an uncoth and disgraceful attitude on the part of the military.

He said, it is not the duty of any soldier to be carrying the bag of any private legal practitioner to court like world witnessed.

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Though some Ghanaians believe that, the duties of military/security personnel is to protect citizens from external aggression, Professor Gyampo said, defending the territorial integrity of any country does not include body-guarding civilian appointees.

He further said, the gestures of the soilder as scene in the viral image demoralizes the Police and cause their public disrespect. “If we think the Police is weak and can no longer offer such services as providing security for appointees and private people, the way to go is to strengthen them and check how we recruit people there.” He explained.

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The renowned Ghanaian professor argued that, we have no business “civilianizing” our soldiers. It would come back to haunt us.

On Thursday, 28th January, 2021, a Ghanaian soldier was spotted carrying a bad of a legal practitioner who is one of the lawyers of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the 2020 Election Petition Lawyer Frank Davies moving out from the Supreme Court.

The action as spotted in the picture  was described by many as sad the way our politicians abuse our security services.

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Some well-meaning citizens said it’s unfortunate the way the military is being abused under the Presidency of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, “during the elections they were everywhere, they are even protecting chinese galamsayers.” Some said.

According to them, the politicians will soon make the military looks like the police and they (military) will no longer command any respect from the public.

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Professor Ransford Gyampo, in a statement concord with the masses on the subject matter, says the action must be condemned in no certainty.

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